L.L. Diamond

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The start of building of Middleham Castle can be traced to 1190, by Robert Fitzrandolph, 3rd Lord of Middleham and Spennithorne, and is best known these days as the childhood home of Richard III. Located in Wenselydale (Yes, like the cheese.) in Northern Yorkshire, the castle is surrounded by a small village and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. In …

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Not that I haven’t posted this everywhere, but look what the UPS guy brought me today! I know, but I was really excited to get a look at the physical cover because it’s always a bit different than the Photoshop file. The back cover was a bit darker than I had planned (I actually lightened …

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When you venture out to visit Fountains Abbey, there is bound to be something for everyone! The entire property consists of 800 acres, and in that space, the National Trust cares for Studley Royal (an 18th century water garden), Fountains Abbey (The largest Cistercian ruins in Europe), a Jacobean mansion, and a church built in …

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From Edinburgh, we drove down and stopped in Durham to visit a friend. For those who may have never heard of it, Durham is a beautiful city steeped in history. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the cathedral and the castle. Archeology gives evidence that Durham has been a settlement since 2000 …

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Thanks so much for everyone’s participation this month! I’m so glad everyone enjoys the Ask the Author segment as much as I do. It’s so much fun to be able to ask each author for their experiences and their books on an individual basis and based on their body of work. Thank you for helping …

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It’s Ask the Author time! Fall has certainly arrived and I’m enjoying the cooler weather! I’m also excited that we have a new Ask the Author victim! Everyone get busy and welcome Kara Louise with a question or two! In June, Kara Louise added her newest JAFF novel Mr. Darcy’s Rival to the impressive list …

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What is in store for October? Well, I’ve been busy prepping and pulling things together, so there’s bound to be something big! We’ll start from the beginning of the month and move forward from there. Monday, the call for questions goes up for Ask the Author. Kara Louise is our guest/victim this month, so I’m …

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